Face Lift (Meloplasty)
Aging diminishes skin elasticity and, along with gravity, causes the soft tissues of your cheeks and neck to descend.
This results in the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and jowls. Fortunately, there are cosmetic options like facelifts to improve your appearance and make you look younger.
Facelift for men involves the same aesthetic goals as facelift for women: remove facial fat and excess skin, tighten underlying muscles and tissue, and redrape the skin of the face and neck to remove jowls and flabbiness in the neck area.
The surgical facelift strategies for both men and women are similar, although with men, there is the added challenge of making the incisions more strategically placed so as to hide potential scars after the facelift. This is because men tend to wear their hair shorter than women. Dr. Merten has mastered the art of making the incisions as inconspicuous as possible, so our male patients don’t have to worry about showing telltale signs of having a facelift.
Facelift for men can only set back the clock, not entirely stop the aging process. When done with other male cosmetic procedures like eyelid lift and eyebrow lift, and rhinoplasty, facelift can give dramatic and more pleasing results. An honest discussion of goals and expectations between patient and surgeon prior to the actual surgery will help ensure that both of them will be happy with the results of facelift surgery.